Breakfast will be served in the hotel between 8 and 8.45 a.m.
Lunch and dinner will be served in a local restaurant or in the hotel.
Arrival in Ponta Delgada, Azores.
As participants will be arriving in different flights, there will be no special transfer from airport to hotel, thus, self transfer.
Accommodation in Caloura Hotel & Resort, or similar.
In this first evening, at 18h a Welcoming Biodanza event with Ana Carina and Marina
After breakfast, we will enjoy a full day doing a Botanical Tour with Tiago, a local biologist that will take us into Lagoa do Fogo, Caldeira Velha, Salto do Cabrito, Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande, Lombadas, Miradouro de Santa Iria and Fontanário da Ribeira Seca.
In the morning we will visit the famous Botanical Park Terra Nostra, in Furnas, with its magnificent collection of more than 500 camellia species, on situ, a lecture will be given by a local botanist.
After the lecture, you will have free time to explore the park on your own and take a bath in the hot ferruginous waters pool.
For lunch, you will have the possibility to enjoy in a local restaurant, the famous Furnas stew “Cozido” (regular or vegetarian).
After Lunch we will go to the Furnas Lagoon, to visit the volcanic boiling waters where the “Cozido “ was cooked, and will visit the beautiful Park Grená with its millenary trees and profuse vegetation.
If time allows it, we will end this day enjoying a natural hot water spring, at the Dona Beija pools.
Before visiting the local essential oil distillery, Pedro will give two lectures and teach us about “The history and pharmacological properties of the Hedychium gardnerianum plant” and “The Laurus azorica novocanariensis tree and their essential oils respectively".
In the afternoon we will visit the old Tea Factory and Museum, Chá Gorreana, followed by a promenade in the tea plantation hills.
Before dinner Jonathan will dictate his workshop called “Rejuvenating with aromatherapy” wherein we will learn about the uses of essential oils for well being, age conditions and illnesses common to everybody older than 40 years old.
After the workshop we will be heading for the Sete Cidades Lagoon, wherein we will do an easy walking trail that will take us for lunch into the Sete Cidades village, near the lagoon.
After that, we will drive to Ponta da Ferraria. On natural pools we will take a special kind of bath, the pool is with hot water and the sea water coming into the pool is cold, a very interesting experience.
To enjoy an spectacular sun down we will have dinner on site.
Today, Tiago will take us unto another Botanical Tour. This time, we will be heading to Nordeste wherein we will visit the endemic Priolo bird Environmental Center, who is one of the most threatned birds of Europe, occuring only in the east part of São Miguel island The Priolo’s restored and conservated areas of the so called Priolo Lands and we finnish at Pico da Vara, the highest point on the island.
Before lunch we will visit the Pineaple Plantation Arruda, in Ponta Delgada.
After lunch we will visit the Botanic Gardens.
We will finish the day at the Fogo Beach where in Ana Carina and Marina will conduct on the beach their workshop “Connect with Life through the 4 elements: HUMAN = NATURE”, based on biodanza principles.
On the last day, we will visit Ribeira Grande on the north side of the island.
We will lunch over there and we will have a Farewell Ritual.
Return to the hotel where you can enjoy free time until your self-transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Notes: The structure of the Programe might be modified if necessary.